Entering fantasy drafts this offseason, we knew the wide receiver position was very deep. In fact, you likely drafted a few good ones and may be set at the position. However, if you did struggle and are looking to add some help for next week and beyond, there are quite a few options for players who have upside and are not yet owned in very many leagues.
Kevin Ogletree of the Dallas Cowboys had the breakout game of the week with eight catches, 142 yards and two touchdowns. Of course, he could be long gone, as he was picked up in many leagues after the opening game. As of now, though, he is still available in 58% of Yahoo leagues, so check there first. Ogletree could be called upon to fill the void left when Laurent Robinson left to join the Jacksonville Jaguars after scoring 11 touchdowns last year.
If Ogletree is not available, below are three players who are probably free agents and could give you some depth at wide receiver this year.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez came out throwing the ball, immediately silencing his critics and leading the Jets to a big win over the Buffalo Bills. The Jets are not exactly stacked at wide receiver. Santonio Holmes and rookie Stephen Hill will get their targets, but Kerley will also be in the mix. He had four catches, 45 yards and a score in the first game and also had a return touchdown. Kerley is owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.
2. Rod Streater, Oakland Raiders
I drafted Streater late following his great preseason performance, but he is only owned in 2% of leagues. Oakland has injuries at wide receiver, and Streater will get his chances if he can stay on the field. He will probably be added in more leagues leading up to Week Two, after grabbing four receptions and a touchdown in a late Monday night loss. I expect Streater's production to increase this year.
3. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals
Going back to December 11, Roberts has 23 catches and three touchdowns in his last five games, including five receptions for 54 yards and a score in the first game this year. The Cardinals' quarterback situation is not stable, but Roberts should still get enough targets moving forward. He is owned in 2% of leagues.
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Mike Patton is a co-host on the Deep Sleeper Fantasy Football Podcast. He has been a fantasy enthusiast since 1997 and has won championships in baseball, football, basketball, hockey and pick 'em leagues.
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